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Hairston informs his grandmother of the death of Pres. Joseph Caldwell.
Although the time since I saw you has been very short, yet the
anxiety of hearing from you and Grand Pa2 has
prompted me to write you a few lines. I suppose you will hear before this
reaches you of the melancholy circumstance of the death of our venerable
January with the disease of which he has been afflicted for many years past.4 In my opion there is no man who can fill this office in the
manner in which he has. He bought a bell that can be heard three or four miles
at his own expense for the use of the
I apply myself to my studies as well as my
I set in my window one night in last week and heard a fox chase, they caught the Fox.5 But he lives eight or ten miles from this place. Write to me soon.
Give my Love to Grand Pa and Aunt Charity and receive the same from your
P. S. They took
rs Ruth S Hairston
4. Sources claim that in about 1829
6. According to